Hōki no Kami Masayuki (伯耆守正幸) was one of the best Satsuma (薩摩) smiths during the late Edo period. Masayuki’s forging technique was superior for this time period. Such was the fame of the Satsuma smiths that mature smiths such as Terunoshin Motonaga (Owari province) and Yokoyama Sukehira (Bizen province) come to Satsuma to study Sōshū-Den from them. Saikaidō (西海道), jōjō-saku.
Nagasa: 68.1 cm; sori: 1.5 cm; motohaba: 3.15; sakihaba: 2.37 cm; kasane: 0.74 cm.
Era : Late Edo period.
Sugata: this sword is wide and thick with double bō-hi ; deep sori and enlongated ō-kissaki are forming a nice looking gorgeous shape.
Jitetsu: itame hada quite well forged with ji-nie with a very large number of chikei with the steel being blackish hue.
Hamon: nie-deki; nioiguchi is wide; notare mixed with gunome, in ha area there are plentiful ashi, sunagasi and also kinsuji scatter.
Bōshi: is soft feeling midare-komi style.
This sword is wide, thick and with elongated ō-kissaki. It is a very healthy blade. The hamon is notare mixed with gunome with a very thick nioiguchi line. This sword looks at a first glance, similar to works of Sagami School's upper class swordsmith.
The blade is displayed typical for Satsuma sword characteristic features: powerful and tremendous sugata. The sword reminds Gō Yoshihiro works, were made in Kamakura period.